Microsoft’s imposing array of cloud services and server tools are an area that they have very little competition. The promise of integration of those tools and services into Windows Phone 7 are a major topic of interest for many in the tech industry.
At the Microsoft Management Summit this week, a beta of System Center Configuration Manager 2010 (SCCM) was announced. SCCM is a tool for managing servers, workstations, and mobile devices in an enterprise environment. Microsoft introduced the ability for SCCM to handle management of multiple mobile platforms including Windows Phone 7, iPhone/iPad, and Android.
Our hope is that Microsoft will continue to integrate their tools and services into Windows Phone, positioning it as the premier option for IT shops to manage mobile devices.
This will go a long way in making WP7 a business ready phone and should align itself nicely with what MS is trying to do with Windows 8.
It's actually SCCM 2012 that was announced, not 2010. Headline is correct, body is not.
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